Bachelor of Construction (Quantity Surveying) (Site Management)

Otago Polytechnic

Subject area

Building Construction Economics (including Quantity Surveying)

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Entry requirements

Admission to the Programme Entry Requirements - Quantity Surveying If you are under 20, you must have NCEA Level 3 including 14 credits at Level 3 or above in three NZQA approved university entrance subjects, and Literacy: 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of 5 credits in reading and 5 credits in writing, and Numeracy: 12 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of: specified achievement standards available through a range of subjects OR package of three numeracy unit standards (26623, 26626, 26627- all three required). If you are over 20, you must supply evidence of industry experience and/or alternative relevant qualifications. Entry Requirements - Site Management Applicants must be working in the New Zealand construction industry in a supervisory role or have the opportunity to move into a supervisory role during the course of this study. Applicants must hold a New Zealand construction-related trade qualification at level 4, or similar. All applicants will be interviewed to assess suitability for the major, and to agree a path of study. Additional Requirements - both majors Those applicants who do not meet the academic entry criteria may still be given provisional entry to year one at the discretion of the Programme Leader. International students must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (Academic) of 6.0, with no band score less than 5.5, or equivalent, from one test taken in the preceding two years. Otago Polytechnic's policy AP0520.03 English Language Requirements for Those for whom English is an Additional Language also applies. Supporting Documents Institutional English Language Entry Requirements policy - refer to Appendix 2.: AP0520.07 English Language Requirements for those for whom English is an Additional Language. Institutional Application, Entry and Enrolment Policy - Appendix 3.: AP0504.05 Application, Entry and Enrolment

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The Bachelor of Construction (Quantity Surveying) prepares students for work-readiness in technical and professional roles in quantity surveying in construction sectors, nationally and internationally. It provides pathways into membership in professional bodies such as the New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NZIQS) and the New Zealand Institute of Building (NZIOB).

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Building at this level can earn:


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Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Betty Loughhead Soroptimist Scholarship Trust

Provided by:

The Betty Loughhead Soroptimist Scholarship Trust - Secretary



Previous awards have generally been given in the region of $3,000 - $5,000 (per award).

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Waitaha-A-Hei / University of Waikato Scholarship

Provided by:

University of Waikato - Scholarships Office




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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 762 786
Phone: (03) 477 3014
Fax: (03) 471 6870

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